West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Interactive seminar on national values
scheduled Sept. 28th.
CONTACT: Dottie Bibbee, Phi Theta Kappa adviser, 304-424-8247.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A nationally recognized historian and author will present "(Mis)understanding History: Shaping Modern Myth and Popular Values," in an interactive seminar at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday (Sept. 28) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Robert McElvaine will explore the impact of 20th Century popular culture on the understanding of history during the hour-long live seminar via satellite broadcast. It will be aired in Room 2212 and is free and open to the public.
McElvaine is the Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts and Letters and chair of the Department of History at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. He is the editor of three books and the author of six. He has been a guest on more than 60 television and radio programs, including "The Today Show" and NPR's "All Things Considered."
Utilizing examples from film, music and television, McElvaine will consider the role of popular culture in shaping American values.
The program, which is co-produced by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the National Collegiate Honors Council, is the first of a five-part Honors Satellite Seminar Series entitled "Popular Culture: Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are."
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